Radical formation in single crystals of aromatic amines and radical transformation by light.


Single crystals of the four aromatic bioamine salts phenylethylamine hydrochloride, tyramine hydrochloride, tryptamine hydrochloride, and histamine dihydrochloride were grown in various states of deuteration. Free radicals were produced by exposure to X-rays between 77 and 300 K and investigated by electron spin resonance spectroscopy. Dissociation of… (More)